The World Forum - April 19th, 2024

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Food shortages begin in Canada following trucker covid vaccine mandate


Supermarkets in Canada are already reporting empty shelves almost immediately after the country’s Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” mandate for the trucking industry came into effect.

The already overwhelmed and teetering supply chain took a major turn for the worse due to the rule, which prohibits unvaccinated American truckers from crossing the border. All Canadian truckers must also be vaccinated in order to transport food and other goods.

Since very few U.S.-based truckers got jabbed, Canadian supermarkets that rely on supplies from our country are reporting bare shelves. This is on top of runaway food inflation and shortages of other products due to port delays and other issues.

Gary Sands, senior vice president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, told the media that many of his group’s members are already “going into some stores where there’s no oranges or bananas.”

This is only just the beginning as many expect a domino effect to ripple throughout an already stressed supply chain, resulting in many more items disappearing from grocery store shelves.

Inflation is also through the roof, with North American Produce Buyers reporting that the cost of sending a truckload of fresh produce from Southern California to Canada has jumped from $7,000 to $9,500, a 36 percent increase. 

Now, with far fewer eligible truck drivers available to ship these more-expensive truckloads, much of the food product will also build up in warehouses with nowhere to go but into the trash bin once it expires.